March for Women's Lives

We hope Sunday will be the "Million Women March" when women from around the nation and 53 countries converge in Washington, DC to protest the Bush Administration's infringement of women's rights. They will march to uphold Choice, Justice, Access, Health, Abortion, Global and Family Planning. You can get up to the minute details here.

Assembly for the morning rally will begin at 10:00 AM, on the national mall between the Smithsonian museums (between 3rd St. and 14th). There will be a morning stage with entertainment and speakers, from 10:00 - 12:00 or so, and the march will step off at noon. After marching on Washington, a rally will be held from approximately 1:00 - 4:00 PM, with an afternoon stage on the National Mall. Special seating will be available for people with disabilities. The rally program will be interpreted in American Sign Language. The route is wheelchair accessible and transportation will be provided for those who cannot negotiate the route.

On Saturday afternoon there will be a Rally Around the White House:

4:00 p.m., Saturday, April 24
Lafayette Park (H Street, NW, north of White House)

A demonstration to call on the United States to lift dangerous policies that put extreme political agendas before the health and rights of women worldwide. The March for Women’s Lives is about reproductive freedom and justice for ALL women. Currently U.S. policies are undermining the health and rights of women internationally as well as in the United States.

  • Congress and the Bush administration claim to believe in human rights, but they have gagged organizations helping women worldwide.
  • Congress and Bush administration claim to be guided by compassion, but they have defunded basic health and reproductive services for the poorest women in the poorest countries.

Saturday night the place to be is the Stand Up for Choice Extravaganza at the Warner Theatre:

An evening of performances ranging from comedy, to music, to heart-warming stories by top-name celebrities and other Planned Parenthood supporters. Performers and special guests include Dan Bern, Ani DiFranco, Judy Gold, A.J Jamal, Nellie McKay, Moby, Caroline Rhea, Susan Sarandon, Cybill Shepherd, G.E. Smith, Gloria Steinem, Kathleen Turner, Wanda Sykes and more!

The March for Women's Lives is being led by seven co-sponsoring organizations: American Civil Liberties Union, Black Women’s Health Imperative, Feminist Majority, NARAL Pro-Choice America, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, National Organization for Women and Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

Here's a list of celebrities who are sponsors of the march. You can read why women are marching in their own words here.

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